YOUR FEBRUARY WOMEN’S AW17 SHOWS CHECKLIST
Simone Rocha SS17
Are your eyelashes fastened? Did you manage to sneak in a gulp of air in between shows? Because there’s no getting off this ride. Fashion enters its second month of runway stompage and you had better be prepared. Menswear Month gave us some gloriously inspiring looks (Walter! Raf! J.W.!), but you know the womenswear calendar is here to finish the job. Enjoy a line-up of dates you’re going to want to set reminders for so you can successfully complete this AW17 affair.
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK (FEBRUARY 9-16)
Adam Selman (09/02 – 6 PM): Adam Selman deserves your attention on the first day of NYFW. Because he’s one of the MADE artists showing at NYFW but also for giving us that iconic Rihanna/Peter Griffin gown moment at the CFDA’s.
Calvin Klein Collection (10/02 – 10 AM): At this point, we can barely contain our feelings for the official debut of Raf Simons for CALVIN KLEIN (should we write it in all caps from now on?). The brand’s new, subtly resistful campaign is also the perfect precursor to Friday’s debut. Let’s go already!
Linder (10/02 – 2 PM): Last season’s menswear collection was excellence and I can’t wait to see which original looks and covetable denim Linder’s got for us next.
Jason Wu (10/02 – 5 PM): Because we miss Michelle Obama and if you squint at the runway you could imagine her floating down in a new AW17 Wu gown.
Song Seoyoon for VFILES SS17
VFILES (10/02 – 8 PM): VFILES gave us that Young Thug/Rushemy Botter moment last season so let’s see how they top that for AW17.
Hood By Air (12/02 – 1 PM): There are some whispering that Shayne Oliver will be the next to take over the reins at Givenchy so perhaps the messaging from AW17 HBA can tell us more? Straws, meet our clutching hands.
Sies Marjan (12/02 – 3 PM): Sies Marjan is going to be look after look of you saying ‘Me!’.
Altuzarra (12/02 – 8 PM): The gorgeous Joseph Altuzarra is always good for a Signature Sexy Moment (© Mariah Carey). Catch their live stream here.
The Row (13/02 – 9 AM): Showing bright and early, the Olsen Moguls are all business all the time and I live.
Proenza Schouler (13/02 – 1 PM): I’m still planning on marrying both Jack and Lazaro, but watching their show will have to do for now.
Eckhaus Latta (13/02 – 8 PM): One of my New York faves, Eckhaus Latta is sure to set the tone for the entire New York season. Watch their beautiful new SS17 collection video here.
LaQuan Smith (15/02 – 12 PM): Because we could all use an E.J. and Elisa Johnson sighting.
Yeezy Season 5 (15/02 – 3 PM): Kim and Krew will be out in full regalia and I can’t believe we’ve made it to season 5 already?
Marc Jacobs (16/02 – 2 PM): Here’s hoping that whole SS17 hair ‘inspiration’ mess can be redeemed for AW17 because I don’t want to feel this way about Marc.
Though it seems hard to believe, there’s still much more coming out of New York. Check out the full schedule here.
LONDON FASHION WEEK (FEBRUARY 17-21)
Central Saint Martins MA(17/02 – 8 PM): London’s next gen is here for you to get familiar with.
Matty Bovan (Fashion East)
Fashion East (18/02 – 11 AM): Non-profit bursary project Fashion East, directed by Lulu Kennedy, has fostered talent like Jonathan Saunders, Louise Goldin, Charles Jeffrey and Meadham Kirchhoff so this one is definitely going in your iCal. Especially looking forward to what Supriya Lele will be showing.
Molly Goddard (18/02 – 2 PM): I always live for a voluminous Molly moment.
J.W. Anderson (18/02 – 4 PM): After a stellar outing during Menswear Month, Jonathan Anderson will definitely have you double tapping with abandon as he sends out his AW17 womenswear.
Simone Rocha (18/02 – 6 PM): Freshly-minted British Womenswear Designer of The Year Simone Rocha will draw all eyes to London on the 18th.
Ashish (20/02 – 6 PM): A bright spot of colour and light in your day.
Marques’Almeida (21/02 – 2 PM): As recent LVMH prize winners, it’s always interesting to see how a brand like Marques’Almeida develops after receiving a notable cash injection.
There’s so much more for you to enjoy. Peruse the full London schedule at your leisure here.
MILAN FASHION WEEK (FEBRUARY 22-27)
Gucci (22/02 – 3 PM): As the brand is combining both menswear and womenswear collections, we haven’t seen anything from Gucci AW17 to go off of yet. Their recent Pre-Fall preview featuring an all-black cast had opinions split down the middle, with some praising the move and others more sceptical of the brand’s true intentions. Time – and this upcoming show – will tell!
Fendi (23/02 – 12:30 PM): If you love a Bella Hadid runway moment, this will be your best bet for AW17.
Prada (23/02 – 6 PM): It’s just a given that we’re watching this. Will Prada give us more of the pared-down 70s corduroy we saw at the men’s show? Will it be full steam ahead down a new path? We’re ready.
Versace (24/02 – 6 PM): The ‘candid’ Donatella Instagram clips will be a glorious run-up to the show and are basically events in themselves. And who knows, maybe there’ll be some Riccardo Tisci-shaped news for us to pick up on the day?
More Milano can be found here.
PARIS FASHION WEEK (FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 7)
Olivier Theyskens (28/02 – 4 PM): Olivier Theyskens made a glorious return to the runway last season so AW17 will present the much-needed part two to his vision for 2017.
Saint Laurent (28/02 – 8 PM): Whether you miss Hedi or stan for Vaccarello, everyone will surely be talking about what’s next at Saint Laurent.
Y/Project (28/02 – 9 PM): After that prime display of menswear last month, the fashion set is sure to descend heavily upon Y/Project’s front row for AW17.
Maison Margiela (01/03 – 11 AM): I’ve barely recovered from January’s Margiela Couture wizardry, but I’ll always be ready for more from John.
Dries Van Noten (01/03- 3 PM): A bit of fashion history will unfold as Dries Van Noten is set to present his 100th collection.
Chloé (02/03 – 10 AM): After six years as Creative Director, Clare Waight Keller will be showing her last collection for Chloé on March 2nd.
Off-White (02/03 – 9 PM): All-new Virgil to spend your Thursday evening with.
Loewe (03/03 – 9:30 AM): I thank Loewe for providing us with extra J.W. Anderson to look forward to.
Christian Dior (03/03 – 2:30 PM): It’s always best to give a new designer a few seasons to get settled in, so I’ll be looking out for Maria Grazia Chiuri’s third outing for Dior.
Junya Watanabe (04/03 – 9:30 AM): Nothing better than waking up on a Saturday with new Junya to mull over.
Haider Ackermann (04/03 – 10:30AM): Might as well stay in bed to enjoy the rest because Haider Ackermann is up next immediately.
Vivienne Westwood (04/03 – 4 PM): Your 4 o’clock coffee break will go perfectly with some new Westwood frocks.
Comme des Garçons (04/03 – 5PM): When Mama Rei beckons, I come a-rushing.
Balenciaga (05/03 – 11:30 AM): Balenciaga will be taking over your feed once more on March 5th. Praying for another major boot moment.
Givenchy (05/03 – 8 PM): Riccardo Tisci was no longer involved in this collection, but maybe we’ll see an in-house talent rise to the occasion in the vein of Alessandro Michele?
Alexander McQueen (06/03 – 8 PM): I quite liked the fact that McQueen had returned to London last year but if Sarah Burton needs Paris in order to pull out a major McQueen situation, I’m all for it. Hoping for some more drama this season.
Chanel (07/03 – 10:30 AM): Will we get Chanel Lands On The Moon or Chanel Takes The Brussels Metro? The guesswork is half the fun!
Louis Vuitton (07/03 – 6:30 PM): Louis Vuitton under Nicholas Ghesquière has been little else than wonderful, so I don’t expect it to end here.
There’s plenty more chic where that came from, have a look at the full Paris schedule here.
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